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A strange earthquake swarm in Central Europe indicates the presence of magma flowing beneath the surface

A strange earthquake swarm in Central Europe indicates the presence of magma flowing beneath the surface

Unfamiliar Earthquake A swarm on the border of Germany and the Czech Republic may indicate that magma is moving deep below the surface.

The quakes occurred in Vogtland, an area known for swarms of regular, low-level earthquakes. These swarms tend to last for several weeks and produce mostly mild shaking. He said the largest known earthquakes from the region had a magnitude of about 4.5 Torsten Dahma geophysicist at the German Research Center for Geosciences GFZ who is leading a project to monitor this area.